Sail Boat Pin Up (Gil Elvgren) - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W" framed picture of Sail Boat Pin Up (Gil Elvgren)
He was strongly influenced by the early "pretty girl" illustrators, such as Charles Dana Gibson, Andrew Loomis, and Howard Chandler Christy. Other influences included the Brandywine School
In 1937, Gil began painting calendar pin-ups for Louis F. Dow, one of America's leading publishing companies. Many of his pin-ups were reproduced as nose art on military aircraft during World War II. Around 1944, Gil was approached by Brown and Bigelow, a firm that still dominates the field in producing calendars and advertising specialties.